The holidays are officially here, but unfortunately, the holiday rush doesn't stop at the shopping centers and big box stores. Restaurants like yours also feel the stress of accommodating a large number of customers during the hectic holiday season.
The good news is that, with the proper preparations and planning, you don't need to sweat the holidays while you're making sure everyone in your restaurant is fed. Here are a few tips you can use to make sure every customer at your restaurant goes home full and happy during the holiday rush.
Hire seasonal help
Retail stores aren't the only businesses that need extra help during the holidays. Restaurants can also benefit from hiring seasonal staff. Seasonal staff reduces the headache of sudden no-shows or call-offs from other employees when you need them most.
Use sales forecasting based on your previous year's experiences if you're not sure if you'll need additional staff this year. Sales forecasting will help you estimate the sales for this year so you'll be able to predict staffing needs.
Make sure your restaurant is stocked
Your staff is only as equipped for the holiday rush as your restaurant. Make sure that your inventory is always stocked and that you order new equipment or products before you're about to run out.
Sales forecasting can help you here, too. You can determine which dishes and drinks are the most popular so you can be sure to have the ingredients for those dishes and drinks stocked up and ready to go.
Make sure you have the equipment you need
It's also important to make sure that you have the equipment you need. If your restaurant is still running on a manual meat cutter, you're not going to be able to keep up with the holiday rush. Invest in equipment that meets your restaurant's needs like industrial meat cutters, mixers, and more.
It's no secret that you need to keep up with hungry customers to keep them coming back to your restaurant. In 2018 alone, more than 200 million consumers visiting sit-down restaurants in the United States. Commercial meat cutters and other professional restaurant equipment can help you keep up the pace and make sure your customers are happy.
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